Liposuction or Fat Grafting: What Is Better For Your Buttocks?

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Liposuction or Fat Grafting: What Is Better For Your Buttocks?

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    The demand for looking and feeling great has never been so high. Appearance does help a great deal in boosting the confidence. Excess body fat has always been an area of concern when it comes to dressing up and looking the best. Fat on hips, buttocks and outer thighs is often the hardest to lose or gain as it might be more of a genetic issue than a result of eating habits. Clothing that helps one improve the appearance of the body has become increasingly popular. These days clothing stores offer Spanx to tunics and slimming leggings to belts all with the promise to help contour the body to a specific look.

    A permanent option that is also gaining popularity is body contouring surgeries such as fat grafting and liposuction. They are used to obtain the desired aesthetic goals. But there are often many unanswered questions around the subject. Basically, which of the two procedures is the right one? Here are a few in-depth answers:

    What is Liposuction?

    Doctors advise that the primary approach to decrease fat deposits should be controlled by diet and regular exercise. However, in some cases when the fat concentration is due to genetic reasons, and diet and exercise do not help, the individuals can turn to liposuction. Also known as liposculpture, this body contouring procedure removes fat via a vacuum like device and reshapes a body part into a desirable appearance. It is important to understand that liposuction does not provide overall weight loss and is effective only for the body part on which the surgery is performed. For example, in case of buttocks, a solution of local anesthesia is injected into the buttocks. The solution aids in numbing the areaand minimizingany bleeding and bruising. Small incisions are then made and a cannula, which is attached to a vacuum-like machine, is inserted and it removes the fatty deposits from the buttocks.


    What body parts are ideal for Liposuction?

    This surgical procedure is effective on various body parts including stomach, buttocks, thighs, knees, chin, cheeks, and upper arms. However, the maximum demand for liposuction treatment is for the abdomen, buttocks, and thigh areas.

    What is Fat Grafting?

    Fat grafting is a type of cosmetic surgery that is used to reshape the body. Fat is surgically removed from areas that have fat concentration like the stomach and love handles and is then injected into other body parts. This procedure is mainly used to add volume to the parts that appear unshapely. Fat injection or grafting is an effective way to reshape the body surgically.

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    What body parts are ideal for Fat Grafting?

    There is an increasing demand for fat grafting for buttocks for enhancement in individuals with a deficient buttock region. Larger amount of fat is moved to the buttocks surgically in order to give it a fuller and shapely appearance.Fat grafting for buttock, also called butt lift, is performed under general anesthesia.  The procedure is also used for decreasing aging creases, laugh lines on the face and filling up hollow cheeks.

    Although fat grafting and liposuction are both body contouring procedures used for buttocks, it is important to understand them in detail before choosing either of the methods. Both the procedures are invasive and can vary depending on the requirement. Patients are generally pleased with results from both the procedures. However, make sure that you consult an experienced surgeons who helps you decide which procedure is the best for you. Making an informed decision about having either liposuction surgery or fat grafting requires that you feel secure in your knowledge and understanding of the procedure.

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    Dr Vikas Gupta